Monday, October 15, 2018

Fall Birthdays - Crazy!!

Love my fall and winter birthday cards!  So fun to customize these birthday greeting for the season.  I've got a TON of October & November birthdays to remember.

Creative Impressions fall leaf brads are great to bring in that feeling of leaves randomly floating to the ground.  I even dressed up the hat with a leaf instead of a flower. 

What a simple, quick way to add a special dimension to your fall greeting cards, for whatever occassion!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Scary Spider Tag!

Hello Everyone!  Just a quick blog post today to feature a spider tag I created with lots of Creative Impressions embellishments:

I thought I might use this tag to attach to some treat bags for some special children in the neighborhood.  I think they will love it!

I used some orange and spider web paper I had on hand to cover a basic manila tag.  You could also use a spider web embossing folder or stamp.  After layering the spider web paper onto a slightly larger black mat, I adhered a piece of Creative Impressions Orange Glimmer ribbon to the back of the tag.  Then I adhered a piece of CI's Orange/White Baker's Twine over the Glimmer Ribbon to look like the silk to which I would attach my CI Spider Felt Shape (from the Halloween set).

I adhered a piece of Ribbon Expressions "Trick or Treat" Grosgrain Ribbon to the tag as well as the top of the tag.  The ribbon was threaded through the hole at the tag top.  Finally I used another piece of Orange/White Baker's Twine to tie a bow at the bottom of the ribbon.

Hope you like the tag!  Happy Halloween everyone!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Is it Really October?

Oh my!  I am still in a state of shock that October is here already!  I'm sure you all know that the beginning of October means that Halloween is right around the corner!  Yikes!

I sat down in my studio to create some Halloween cards that would be fast and easy - and most of all fun - so that I didn't have an excuse not to send out some fun cards.  Here they are:

I really wanted to incorporate Creative Impressions's Halloween and Cat Felt Shapes into my cards.  Those bats are just too cute, especially with the addition of some tiny google eyes, so they made an appearance on all three cards.

I created "Moons" on all three cards.  On the first two  I die cut the moons using a circle nesting die.  I wanted to add some texture to the moons, so I used a small piece of Orange Web Ribbon behind the circle opening.  Loved the result!  For the their card I punched out a white circle.

The first card uses the Felt Bat Shapes exclusively.  The second one I added the Felt Ghost Shape sticking up behind a stamped image of a graveyard.  I created another moon the same way as the first and finished off the card with some black Organdy Bow Cord, also from Creative Impressions.

Finally, the last card uses the Black Cat from the Cat Shapes Felt.  I wanted it to look like he was climbing along a wire, so I used the same Black wrapped around a piece of 1/2" Orange Grosgrain Ribbon which was wrapped around a narrow piece of purple card stock.  A google eye makes it look like he is afraid of the bat.

Hope you are inspired to make your own Halloween cards using Creative Impressions Felt shapes and embellishments!


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Welcome to Autumn Splendor - Creative Impressions!

This is a glorious time of year here in Colorado.  I wake up to the sound of elk bugling and go to bed at night hearing the same calls.  Its enough to inspire one to create!

We have some guests arriving today and I wanted to make a quick little welcome tag for them.  I made a couple and wanted to show you both.

I cut off the bottom 1 3/4" of a #8 size tag so my elements would all fit on nicely.  I used an Art Impressions elk stamp, aspen leaves from B Line Designs and a Hero Arts alphabet set and Creative Impressions ribbons & brads.  I colored the aspen leaves with Fossilized Amber and Ripe Persimmon Distress inks.  I love the how the touches of Ripe Persimmon give the beautiful apricot color so prized in our fall color.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

How to Trick Out Your Bell Bottoms

I'm playing with Creative Impressions Embroidery Template again today.  I have some favorite, comfortable old bell bottom jeans and was in a 70s kind of mood.  I stitched my jeans back in the day but I don't think I ever added metal embellishments!  I used the Fan Stitch and added Creative Impressions antique copper photo holders and brads for a little fun metal fringe.  

I think I'm going to add this to the back pockets, too!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A Fun Fold from Creative Impressions

Hello Everyone - Susan here with three new cards featuring a variety of Creative Impressions embellishments, including our beautiful Blossoms and Snowflakes.  I saw this creative fold done somewhere on Pinterest I believe and thought that it would make a beautiful setting for a flower and large snowflake.  Here they are:

I also used sentiments from B Line Designs on a piece of white scrap, punched a hole in the left side and added a piece of Crepe Ribbon knotted at the end.

To create the little "box", I started with a 4 inch square of double-sided patterned paper.  I marked the center with a pencil and then brought the four corners to the center, folding as I went.  All that is left to do at that point is to fold back each point.  Here is an example of how it was done on a card I just created using a Creative Impressions snowflake instead of a flower:  First, here is the card:

"Let it Snow" is a sentiment from B Line Designs.  Then I used Creative Impressions "Winter Wonderland" Printed Ribbon on top and below the sentiment.

Since the patterned paper I used for this little "box" is only one-sided, I cut an extra 2.75" square of the same paper to adhere to the inside.

These are such easy cards to create.  Pull out your paper scraps and add Creative Impressions Embellishments to make the perfect and unique cards!


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Ladybug Greeting

Hello Everyone:

I know it seems to be cooling off around here in Colorado and Fall is on it's way, but I am not quite ready to give up on some of my favorite things about Summer - including ladybugs.  That little insect makes me happy!  As a matter of fact, it makes me happy year round!  Why not create a cute little card using dies and Creative Impressions Ladybug Ribbon and Leafy Vine?

A friend of mine gave me this die awhile ago, so I apologize that I don't know who makes it.  However, I'm sure there are many available.  Also, I previously made another ladybug card using just round circle punches in different sizes.  Easy!

I  loved being able to use some leftover pieces of white, red and black card stock.  I layered three small squares to a slightly larger square of red and finally a larger black square.  I then added a small length of Celery Leafy Vine across each square and adhered a ladybug over the vine using a small piece of foam tape.

I used a leftover piece of polka dot design paper to attach to the bottom portion of a white card.  Before placing at the bottom, I adhered the paper to a slightly larger piece of black card stock and wrapped a length of Ladybug Ribbon around the top of the piece.  I added two ladybug squares to the bottom piece and one to the top, leaving a bit of room to stamp "Happy Birthday" right under the top piece.

Hope this card puts a smile on your face as it did mine!  Have a great week!